Boston, Mass. : WGBH Boston Video, 2007.
1 DVD ideodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Part of the PBS American Experience collection. American marine biologist Rachel Carson's 1962 book "Silent Spring" caused a firestorm when it exposed the harmful effects of pesticides such as DDT on the animal population and the environment. Not only did the landmark effort remake national policy, it helped launch environmental activism around the world. This fascinating documentary chronicles Carson's life and writings, with Meryl Streep as the voice of Carson.